Fourth man arrested and charged in connection with ATM explosions
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A fourth man was arrested and charged today, (Wednesday), in connection with a series of ATM thefts involving explosions across Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey.
David Hughes, 29, of Street End Close, Hook, has been charged with conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life on dates between August 2019 and January 2020.
He has been remanded to appear before Basingstoke Magistrates Court tomorrow, (Thursday, February 20).
Three others were charged with the same offences and have already appeared in court following their arrests on January 28.
The three are:
• Cameron Chivers, 22, of Lydgate Road, Southampton
• Colin Golding, 24, of Reading Road, Farnborough
• Adam Jones, 29, of Little Abshot Road, Fareham
Two others, a 33 year old woman from Farnborough and a 25 year old man from Farnborough, were arrested on January 28 but remain under investigation.
The charges are in connection with 14 incidents where ATMs were targeted.
• Stop ‘n’ Shop, Sholing, Southampton on August 14, 2019
• Tesco in Lavender Road, Waterlooville on August 14, 2019
• Cashzone, Headley, East Hants on August 22, 2019
• Santander, Petersfield, East Hants, on August 25, 2019
• Costcutter Store, Farnham, Surrey, on August 25, 2019
• HSBC, Park Gate, Fareham on August 27, 2019
• Coop, Godalming, Surrey on August 31, 2019
• Premier Convenience Store, Brockenhurst, on September 3, 2019
• Post Office, West End, Eastleigh, on September 3, 2019
• Co-op Store, Stubbington, Fareham, on September 9, 2019
• Tesco Express, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh , on September 11, 2019
• Co-op, Spring Road, Sholing, Southampton on January 20, 2020
• Santander, Burgess Road, Southampton, on January 20, 2020
• McColl's in High Howe in Bournemouth on January 27, 2020
The conspiracy to steal charges also relate to three burglaries:
On November 25, 2019, at Wilton Gardens, Southampton, where a number of items were stolen including a BMW X5
On August 26, 2019, at Birch Road, Hedge End, where an Audi A5 was stolen.
Overnight between July 6 and 7, 2019, at Comfrey Close, Farnborough, where an Audi V8 Quattro was stolen but later recovered.